In your first session I will be asking certain questions about you and your life. This information will help me make an initial assessment of your situation. Some examples of questions might be:
-Why did you seek therapy?
-What are your current symptoms?
-What is your current situation and personal history?
I encourage you to relax and try to be open with your answers and to ask questions.
Yes! With two exceptions. The first exception to confidentiality is if I discover that you intend to harm yourself or someone else. In this situation, I am required by law to notify those in danger or your family so that harm to yourself is minimized.
The second exception to confidentiality is if I discover that you are participating in child or elder abuse or neglect. In this situation, I am also mandated by law to report such findings.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues that includes working with military personnel and their families, in addition to the following: depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief/bereavement, LGBT issues, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, PTSD and self esteem issues.
The therapeutic methods Charla uses are based on the needs of the client. However, some of the methods I use includes, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MBCBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person Centered Therapy